(Closed) NWR "Wolf of Wall Street" Review (In short, do NOT waste your time!)

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Post # 63
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I love the movie Magnolia, which has lots of four letter words, drug use, etc. and it’s three and a half hrs long, and not much happens.

Post # 64
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

After reading some of the posts (still haven’t seen it) I was wondering if it had an R rating.  Nope, 18A not R (R is no one under 18, 18A is you must be with someone who is 18) under the provincial rating system.

 

Post # 65
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

After reading lots of bad reviews, I thought I wouldn’t like it either but I actually enjoyed it! We looked up everything on Wikipedia after because it was so interesting. 

Post # 66
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I had literally zero desire to see this movie to begin with. I don’t know if I will watch it for free even. I just get sooo over the sex, drugs, and violence. Television and movies have desensitized us to so many things. I would rather stare up at the full moon and stars for 3 hours than waste it on the overdone crap they do in films. Very little is original anymore. Everything is suckier version of something else. Plus, HD is making some of these celebrities look as awful as they do on real life. Matt Mc Conahey (ugh spelling) had bags and wrinkles under his eyes that were the size of seat cusions. I really hope that was makeup to make him appear to be a junkie. I saw the preview and despite hearing what was supposed to be a catchy hip hop tune, I was not won over. I have a keen eye for movie previews; I don’t pay that overpriced fee for crap. 

Post # 67
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Oh, one more thing. Simply because a film is based off of fact does not mean it is something that is worth watching. I could have filmed myself taking a crap for a total of three hours when I had a stomach bug. Hey, that really happened, so it must be worth watching for $12 and 3 hours of your life that you will never get back!

Post # 68
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I totally disagree, I absolutely loved the movie….it’s based on an over the top larger than life real character that just happens to live in the Los Angeles area now….horay for us right?….but I think both Leo and Jonah did an absolutely awesome job….I really hope Leo gets the award as he as been shafted so many times in the past!

Post # 69
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I read this before watching the movie, which made me feel the movie might be awful. And so here’s my two cents….

 

The movie is spot on. To PPs bitching about the sex/drugs/swearing, read a freakin tv guide, or… IDK remember the guy that the whole shebang is based on. Obviously this isn’t going to be some PG-13 bubblegum candy floss thing, it’s a movie that centres around debauchery – if you left feeling besmirched, dirty, aroused, shocked, whatever, that’s how you were meant to feel. To the person who said Scorcese is a lousy director – are you for real? You wrote a whole post about how dirty and shocking the film is – that was his GOAL.

 

For the record I loved it. Margot Robbie is super duper hot. And Leo? No words *grins like a creep*

Post # 70
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@PinkMermaid:  The point of the movie was to show how this man lived his life. That is what he did so that is why the movie included these things. It’s not like Scorsese just made this up.

I really liked this movie. Yes some of it was shocking but that was the point! I can’t wait to see it again.

Post # 71
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@somersetdarling:  +100000000 First of all, I feel like this is HBO and Game of Thrones all over again. Like people… you do realize it’s based off of a book right?  

It’s  a true story.  They weren’t about to change it to make it more acceptable to people who don’t want to hear cunt and pussy in a movie….

Also, Leo – seriously, I remember when I was a teen and everyone was gushing over this guy and I thought..really??? But the older this dude gets, the more attractive he becomes.  I think Departed is when I changed my views. And Margot? Wow.  I mean, I’d do her.  HOT.

I can’t say I LOVED the movie, because I didn’t.  But I do think there was some fantastic acting.  I agree with other PP’s who said they could have cut a half hour out.

Post # 72
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@PinkMermaid:  “If you can’t produce a movie without saying cuss words or having actors pretend to snort cocain out of a prostitutes asshole, then you have ZERO talent as a producer”


You realize this is real life right??? This actually happened. And stiil happens. Maybe like other NYC bees I’m so used to that kind of lifestyle that is did not phase me, whatsoever. Apparently it set a record for the use of the F bomb. Didn’t notice. A lot of you need to pull your head out of the sand and realize this is real life. And, hey if you don’t life vulgarity, that’s fine. Don’t go see an R rated moved. Stick to Frozen instead. No big. 

Post # 73
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@JrzyGurl:  I thought it was obvious that just because it’s “real life” doesn’t make it worth watching. People take real life shits as a PP mentioned, should we film that for three hours since it’s “real life”?

Also, people aren’t always going to love the same movies you do. Maybe get your own head out of the sand instead perhaps move over to a thread that doesn’t rub you quite as much the wrong way. 🙂

Post # 74
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I disagree. This is set on Wall st, and based on real people. It’s not supposed to be rainbows and butterflies, and I think checking the movie rating probably would have saved you from being offended by sex scenes, drugs and swearing, although I didn’t think the movie was at all offensive anyway.

As for “nobody could do that many drugs and survive”, you’d be surprised. People don’t usually start out taking that much, they build up a tolerance over time. I know a guy who is so used to weed he can barely get stoned anymore, DH’s uncle took so much coke the doctors were shocked he was alive, but that was normal to him. There have been tons of cases of people building up a tolerance to a drug they were being poisoned by.

Post # 75
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@PinkMermaid:  you clearly have no understanding of the movie. and I think @JrzyGurl: will agree that we’re entitled to explain and justify, particularly to women who prefer to clutch their pearls over curse words and nudity. I notice you haven’t mentioned the significance of Scorcese’s musical choices in the movie, or how well the movie paralells the book/real life events of Jordan Belfort. And honestly, what on earth are you doing, watching an 18 if you can’t handle the content? Comparing the movie to filming someone taking a dump highlights your lack of comprehension of what the film is portraying.

Post # 76
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We thought the movie was awesome- acting and story telling was superb. The sex and graphic-ness didn’t phase me at all; it was kind of like watching a Tarantino movie. The violence in his films is so over the top, that you can’t internalize it or take it seriously. Same with the sex and drugs here (even if it was based on a true story).

 

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